Evolution Red (6th Edition), Sokol Blosser, Oregon, USA

juicy, red fruit, spice
Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines back in 1971, when there was no Oregon wine industry. This organic Syrah-based blend (with some Montepulciano, Sangiovese and a splash of the nine grapes in the Evolution White!) reveals aromas of cherry and red plum, notes of ripe raspberries, a hint of cinnamon, and has a finish that’s long and juicy. It contrives, without apparently contriving, to be both pleasurable and serious.